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When comparing 2017 to 2008, how can Target Corporation’s EPS rise, yet its net earnings decrease?

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) has been repurchasing its common stock over the past several years. Target’s fiscal year ends on the Saturday nearest to January 31. Use the information from Target’s 2017 and 2008 fiscal years (a ten-year gap) in this table to answer the questions that follow. Target Corporation Comparing 2017 EPS to 2008 […]

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How does Apple’s issuance of bonds and buyback of its own stock impact its accounting equation?

In May 2017, Apple Inc., filed a prospectus with the SEC, indicating that it would be issuing another $7 billion in bonds during 2017. (Apple issued $10 billion in bonds in February 2017 in the US and $1 billion in Taiwan.) With the bond proceeds, Apple will be buying back its own stock. Apple has […]

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How would Microsoft’s $40 billion stock buyback and cash dividend impact its balance sheet?

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) recently announced plans to buy back up to $40 billion of its own stock. In the same announcement on September 20, 2016, Microsoft also stated that it would be increasing the cash dividend by 8% for the dividend to be paid on December 8, 2016, to shareholders of record on November 17, […]

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What contributed to the increase in Caterpillar’s earnings per share in 2014?

Note: This article is a special guest post written by Dr. John Dexter, Jr., CPA, CGMA, Associate Professor, Edinboro University, jdexter@edinboro.edu. Thanks, John, for the contribution! In its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $5.88, an increase of $0.13 from the prior […]

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What does Kohl’s 2015 Form 10-K communicate about its stockholders’ equity?

Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) operates department stores in 49 states in the U.S. and has annual sales in excess of $18 billion. Its fiscal year ends on the Saturday closest to January 31 each year. Kohl’s has several line items comprising its stockholders’ equity.  See the excerpts to follow from Kohl’s 2015 Form 10-K: its Consolidated […]

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How would Crocs account for the conversion of its preferred stock into common stock?

At the end of December 2013, Crocs Inc. announced that Blackstone Group is investing $200 million into the footwear company in the form of a preferred stock purchase. In three years, the preferred stock shares owned by Blackstone Group will convert into common shares if the Crocs common stock market price rises to a certain […]

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What is the balance sheet impact of Crocs’ repurchase of its own shares of stock?

At the end of December 2013, Crocs Inc. announced that Blackstone Group is investing $200 million into the footwear company in the form of a preferred stock purchase. Crocs plans to use the $200 million plus another $150 million of cash it already has on hand to repurchase its own common shares during the first […]

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How does a stock buyback impact AutoZone’s balance sheet?

In December 2013, the Board of Directors of AutoZone Inc., an auto parts retailer, approved an increase of $750 million in its stock buyback program.  Since 1998, AutoZone’s board of directors has approved $14.2 billion in buybacks. Questions On the date of the announcement that AutoZone has authorized the increase in its share buyback program, […]

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